Privacy Piracy

Privacy? Well I would expect to get fleeced on Facebook – and obviously Instagrab know what they are doing in the market place – must have learned the Color way lol

The market is just not quite ready to wholeheartedly abandon all privacy rights – there may be no denying the inevitable but steps along the way please? With all the bluster surrounding image sharing privacy issues the one sign for me that data farming is the new pyramid scheme came with the realisation that sites that I totally sibscribed to and trusted have the same terms.

What Types of User Information Does GigaOM Obtain?

GigaOM may obtain the following types of information from you or concerning your computer or device (“Information”), which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below (“Personally Identifiable Information”):

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Telephone Number(s)
  • Credit Card Information
  • Blog or Website URL
  • Social Networking Handle or Username
  • Photo
  • Demographic Information (e.g., age, gender, interests, and preferences)
  • Professional Title
  • Company
  • Industry
  • Activities or Content Viewed on GigaOM
  • Information Collected Automatically ( detailed below )
  • Information Received from Third Parties ( detailed below )

In certain cases, we may request that you provide some of the Information identified above in order to obtain specific products or services (such as registering for a GigaOM event or logging in to download a research report from GigaOM). If you choose not to provide the Information we request, you may still use GigaOM, but you may be unable to access certain features or services.
When you register to receive any products or services from GigaOM or provide information to GigaOM in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.

And this from a site that I trusted and deemed relevant and informative. The price you pay I guess?
So where does this leave the future of data farming? Either you accept albeit sadly that data farming is the new monetization online or you resume life online under one of your alts. It’s relevant data just not connectable and arguably valueless.


Sonneratti 😉

About Callieo

Lives with a pack of salukis in the middle of fields in Galway, shares said fields with some warmblood horses.
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